Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 1:26 pm PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Now Playing: Aerial footage recorded on Monday shows the impact of Hurricane Florence on Carolina Beach in Hanover County, North Carolina. A state of emergency is in effect, and the town is observing a mandatory curfew from 8pm to 6am until further notice. (Sept. 17) Media: Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a bullhorn. "This is an emergency." Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news reports about drowned towns all over the state and rain that hadn't yet stopped. "All that water is going to come this way," Anissa said, trying to convince her mother it was time to leave. The city had taped a mandatory evacuation notice to their front door, and a friend in the fire department … [Read more...] about In Carolinas, a question as the rivers rise: Stay or go?
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A beachgoer takes a picture at dawn in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk district in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Members of law enforcement work with the National Guard to direct traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way … [Read more...] about The Latest: Thousands of North Carolina inmates evacuated
Jason Samenow, The Washington Post Published 8:57 am PDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018, shown in this video still taken as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour. - Powerful Hurricane Florence headed toward the US East Coast Tuesday, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm forecasters said could soon intensify. Residents scrambled to flee as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour moved closer."This is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years," President Donald Trump warned on Twitter. "Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!" (Photo by HO / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING NO … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence charges toward Carolinas with ‘potential for unbelievable damage’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Epstein Globe Correspondent September 12, 2018 Florence as seen from space early Wednesday morning. (CIMSS) Hurricane Florence looks like it’s going to take a very slow path and dump tremendous rain across the southeast, in addition to coastal flooding and strong winds.The storm will move at a glacial pace as it approaches the coast. The silver lining is that the winds won’t be as strong as they would be if the storm just barreled toward the coastline. A fast-moving storm would dump a lot of rain, but not to the extent that a slow-moving storm will. The weakening of the winds doesn’t mean this isn’t going to be a bad storm, though. Winds along the Carolina coast will reach tropical storm-force (39 miles per hour) early Thursday morning. Hurricane-force winds won’t reach land for at least another 24 hours. Hours upon hours of … [Read more...] about A slow-moving Hurricane Florence will soak the Carolinas
Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along a stretch of coastline that's vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change prepared to evacuate the storm, which forecasters expect to be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. The South Carolina governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee. And Virginia's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas. The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as dangerous rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence Becomes Massive Category 4, Carolinas Brace for Potential Impact